Matthew Bourne returns to Milton Keynes Theatre

PUBLISHED: 10:10 13 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:10 13 January 2014

Jonathan Ollivier as The Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, photo by Bill Cooper

Jonathan Ollivier as The Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, photo by Bill Cooper


Milton Keynes Theatre is set to see the return of one of most popular dance productions ever staged

Matthew Bourne’s multi award-winning hit Swan Lake plays Milton Keynes Theatre 28 Jan – 01 Feb. Premiering at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. He blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times. Now firmly crowned as a modern-day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Collecting over 30 international theatre awards including three Tony Awards, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage. It has become the longest running ballet in the West End and Broadway and enjoyed five successful tours in the UK and thrilled audiences all over the world.

Returning to the iconic role of The Swan are two powerful leading men, Jonathan Ollivier and Chris Trenfield who have both made the role of The Swan their own. Jonathan Ollivier, a former star of Northern Ballet Theatre, was last seen as the mysterious Speight in New Adventures’ Play Without Words, and recently with Michael Clark. Chris Trenfield recently starred as Leo in Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beaut, he has also played leading roles in New Adventures’ Play Without Words and Nutcracker!

The challenging role of The Prince will be played by Simon Williams, Sam Archer and, making his debut in the role, Liam Mower.

The Queen will be portrayed by three of New Adventures most popular leading ladies, Madelaine Brennan, Saranne Curtin and making her debut in this role, Michela Meazza. The popular role of The Girlfriend will be played by Anjali Mehra, Kerry Biggin and Carrie Johnson.

Don’t miss this modern day classic: book now at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, Call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit (bkg fee)

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